Dócil LoureiroDócil Loureiro

Dócil 2011, results from the search of a balanced and complete Vinho Verde that reveals the region, that seats all its vinification in a vibrant acidity and in the Loureiro grape variety. This Loureiro that comes from its traditional origin, the valley of Lima, is produced in vines with granite soil. The aromatic profile of this grape is evident in this wine where the fresh floral and mineral aroma are predominant.

Vinification

2011 harvest has had high temperatures in the beginning of the growing season that allowed early flowering, assuming an early harvest. However, moderate temperatures during maturation (late July and August) favoured the aromatic concentration and moderate alcohol levels associated with a well-balanced acidity in the grapes. The harvest in the beguining of September contributed to keep in this Loureiro mineral and fresh with a low alcoholic concentration.

The entire grapes were kindly pressed and the must was decanted and fermented at low temperature.

Technical Information

Producer

Project Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyard from a producer

Average Vine Age

More than 20 years

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400

Pruning Method

String

Alt. from Sea Level

150

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

March 2012

Ageing

5 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

22

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

6.5

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.07

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.9

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.2

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

34

Production

20.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

Dócil, called Girosol in previous editions, results from the will of producing a Vinho Verde wine that reflects its region, which is balanced and complete, basing its entire vinification in the Loureiro grape variety and in a vibrant acidity. This wine, coming from its original location, the Valley of Lima, was born in vines grown on granite soil. The aromatic profile of Loureiro grape variety is evident with a predominance of fresh floral aromas.

Vinification

The summer months and specifically August had moderate temperatures and cool nights that favoured a slow maturation and the concentration of the varietal aromas on the Loureiro grapes. In 2012, flowering occurred two weeks later than last harvest, because of the little precipitation in winter. The rain arrived later and some during flowering which led to smaller grapes, but very balanced.

The entire grapes were kindly pressed and the must was decanted and fermented at low temperature.

Technical Information

Producer

Project Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyard from a producer

Average Vine Age

More than 20 years

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400

Pruning Method

String

Alt. from Sea Level

150

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

February 2013

Ageing

5 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

22.33

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

6.5

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.2

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.193

Production

18.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

Dócil 2013 results from the search for a balanced and complete Vinho Verde, that reveals its region, and which vinification is based on a vibrant acidity and in the Loureiro grape variety.

This wine that comes from its traditional origin, the valley of Lima, is produced from vines with granite soil. The aromatic profile of this grape is evident, where the fresh floral and mineral aroma are predominant.

Vinification

After a winter with more rain than the usual, the low temperatures during the beginning of the growing season were inducing to a later harvest than the previous one. The weather conditions in July and August were very dry and hot but with cold nights, leading to a very good quality harvest with a slow ripening. The daily temperatures significantly high maintained the alcohol at moderate levels, and helped to adjust the acidity. The beginning of September, also hot and dry, allowed the anticipation of the harvest, by avoiding the rain that fell in the end of the month, maintaining a fantastic balance in the wine. The grapes were kindly pressed and the must was decanted and fermented at low temperature.

Tasting Notes

Floral and fruit citric notes, contributing for the elegance and freshness of the wine. The taste shows a vivid, aromatic and refreshing wine, with a great balance between flavours, finishing long and mineral.

Technical Information

Producer

Project Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyard from a producer

Average Vine Age

More than 20 years

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400

Pruning Method

String

Alt. from Sea Level

150

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

February 2014

Ageing

5 months in stainless steel vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

21.1

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.29

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.23

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

32

Production

18.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

Dócil 2014 results from the search of a Vinho Verde, balanced and complete, that reflectes the region and which vinification is based on a vibrant acidity and on the Loureiro grape variety.

This Loureiro arising from its traditional origin, the valley of Lima, is produced in vines with granite soil. The aromatic profile of the variety is evident in this wine where the floral and mineral fresh aroma are predominant.

Vinification

The climatic conditions of 2014 allowed a very elegant, mineral, and floral aroma, with a good balance of fresh and intense tasting. The moderate temperatures during maturation (July and August) favoured the aromatic concentration and moderate alcohol levels associated with a well-balanced acidity in the grapes. As usual we harvest early in September to maintain the aromatic freshness in grapes. This strategy was very important in this particular harvest, due to the rain that fell in the end of the month and in October. The entire grapes were gently pressed and the resultant must was decanted and fermented at low temperature.

Tasting Notes

Floral and citrus notes, but everything contained by the elegance and lightness of the wine. In the tasting, is aromatic and refreshing, showing its vivacity, with a great balance of flavours. With a long, precise, and mineral finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Project Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyard from a producer

Average Vine Age

More than 20 years

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400

Pruning Method

String

Alt. from Sea Level

150

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

February 2015

Ageing

5 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

21.9

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

4

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.29

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.26

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

35

Production

27.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

Dócil 2015 results from the search of a Vinho Verde that reveals its region, balanced and complete, with the vinification focused on the acidity and on the identity of the Loureiro variety. It comes from vines planted in granite soil, on the Lima Valley, and presents an aromatic profile with predominance of mineral and floral aromas characteristic of the variety.

Vinification

The summer months and August in particular, had mild temperatures and cool nights, which favoured a slow maturation and the concentration of aromas in the grapes.

The beginning of September was dry and contributed to a perfect balance of the Loureiro variety. As usual the harvest began in the first week of September to maintain the freshness. The grapes were gently pressed and the must obtained was decanted and fermented at low temperatures. It was aged in stainless steel tanks for 4 months.

Tasting Notes

Floral and citric notes, contained by the elegance and lightness of the wine.

On the mouth is alive, refreshing and aromatic with a great balance between flavours. It finishes long and mineral.

Technical Information

Producer

Project Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyard from a producer

Average Vine Age

More than 20 years

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400

Pruning Method

String

Alt. from Sea Level

150

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

January 2015

Ageing

4 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

20.3

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

4.4

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.3

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.6

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.3

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

36

Production

30.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

The Dócil 2016 is the result of our search for a Vinho Verde which would reflect the region’s terroir and whose vinification would rely on the balance, structure and vibrant acidity of the Loureiro grape variety.

This Loureiro comes from its traditional region, the Lima Valley, and is produced from vines growing in granitic soil. The characteristic aromatic profile of this grape shines through in the wine, with fresh floral and mineral aromas taking centre stage.

Vinification

The summer, especially the months of July, August and September, brought moderate temperatures and cool nights which favoured a slow maturation process and concentrated the varietal aromas in the grapes. These conditions contributed to the 2016 Dócil’s perfect balance. As usual, we began harvesting early September in order to maintain the grapes’ freshness. The whole grapes were pressed gently, and the must was left to settle and ferment at low temperatures.

Tasting Notes

Fruity citrus and floral notes delight in the foreground but are beautifully contained by the elegance and finesse of the wine.

On the palate, the wine reveals its aromatic freshness as well as well-balanced flavours, ending in a long and mineral finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Project Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinho Verde

Soil Type

Granit

Vineyards

Local producer

Average Vine Age

20 years or older

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400

Pruning Method

Unilateral single cordon

Alt. from Sea Level

150m above sea level

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Handpicked

Malolactic

no

Fermentation

In stainless steel tanks

Bottled

March 2017

Ageing

In stainless steel tanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

21.6

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

4.9

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.12

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.32

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

35

Production

30.000 bottles

Allergens

Sulfitos

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

Bottle

Box

35 31.5 × 12 15420 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 5 Rows 50 Boxes

The Dócil Loureiro 2017 is the result of our search for a Vinho Verde which reflects the region’s terroir, with a balanced and well-rounded character, and whose vinification relies on the vibrant acidity of the Loureiro grape variety. This Loureiro stems from its traditional home, the Lima Valley, and is produced from vines growing in granitic soils. The aromatic profile of this grape is beautifully expressive, with predominant floral and mineral aromas.

Vinification

Harvest began at the end of August – it was the earliest harvest of the Loureiro grape variety on record. July and August experienced practically no rain, with warm days and cool nights. These weather conditions promoted the concentration of the varietal aromas on the grapes. Whole grapes were gently pressed, and the must was decanted and fermented at low temperatures.

Tasting Notes

The nose shows elegant floral and citrusy notes. The palate reveals fresh aromas with a great balance between the flavours. The finish is long and mineral.

Technical Information

Producer

Project Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Local Producer

Average Vine Age

More than 20 years

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400 vines

Pruning Method

Unilateral single cordon

Alt. from Sea Level

150 m above sea level

Harvest Period

End of August

Harvest Method

Hand-picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

In stainless steel

Bottled

March 2018

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

21.6

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

4.8

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.13

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6.1

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.24

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

35

Production

30.000 bottles

Allergens

Sulphites

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

Bottle

Box

35 31.5 × 12 15420 wood

Palette

80 120 × 5 Rows 50 Boxes

The Dócil 2018 is the result of our search for a Vinho Verde which reflects the region’s terroir, with a balanced and well-rounded character, and whose vinification relies on the vibrant acidity of the Loureiro grape variety. This Loureiro stems from its traditional home, the Lima Valley, and is produced from vines growing in granitic soils. The aromatic profile of this grape is beautifully expressive, with predominant floral and mineral aromas.

Vinification

Harvest 2018 started beginning September. The month of August gave us practically no rain, but warm days with cool nights that favoured the concentration of the varietal aromas in the grapes. This vintage maintains the freshness and perfect balance in the Loureiro variety. Whole grapes were gently pressed, the must was decanted and fermented at low temperatures.

Tasting Notes

Floral and fruit citrusy notes are apparent in an overall elegant and delicate aromatic profile. The palate reveals fresh and aromatic notes with a great balance between flavours, with a long and mineral finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Projecto Dirk Niepoort

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

From a local producer

Average Vine Age

More than 25 years

Grape Varieties

Loureiro

Vines per HA

1400

Pruning Method

Unilateral single cordon

Alt. from Sea Level

150 above sea level

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand-picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

In stainless steel tanks

Bottled

January 2019

Ageing

5 months in stainless steel tanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

21.8

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

4

Alcohol (%)

11.5

pH

3.1

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6.3

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.22

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

35

Production

30 000 Bottles

Allergens

Sulfites

Food Suggestions

Dishes with Shellfish. Vegetarian suggestions: salads; Asian food.

Bottle

Box

35 31.5 × 12 15420 wood

Palette

80 120 × 5 Rows 50 Boxes